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C A X I A S DO S U L

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The city of Caxias do Sul

The city of Caxias do Sul

Caxias do Sul

PICTURES: FABRICIA HELENA ZANCHETTI , JULIO SOARES, LUIZ CHAVES E SEMTUR


The city of Caxias do Sul

pictures: Julio Soares, IMAGING CDL e Fesuppo

Well known for being innovative, welcoming and entrepreneurial, the city of Caxias do Sul is a national reference in economic, social and human development. The city is also recognized as an entrepreneurial-exporting hub in the country. Caxias do Sul was established by Italian immigrants in 1875. They settled down, urbanized the region, and started a fast-paced process of industrialization. Our city is considered the second metals-mechanical hub in Brazil and we also have the highest level of industries per capita. There is one company constituted for every 13,5 inhabitant in town. That entrepreneurial characteristic is reflected in the workforce - more than 180 thousand formal jobs, which is nearly twice the number of ten years ago. Although we are focused on metals-mechanical industry, the jobs are spread all over different sectors, mainly to the plastic industry, furniture and wood sectors, food, Information Technology area and civil construction area. Tourism and trading commerce are services which grow faster every year to sustain the local and visitors continuous demand for this kind of services. With the same degree of importance emerges a continued growth in business focused on the service sector, especially for tourism and trade. Increasingly the city moves forward in providing quality services, with trained staff to meet local and visitors demands, showing higher figures every year. The capacity to generate income consolidated in the GDP for the city, which in 2009 surpassed R$12,5billion, figure which represented 5,8% of the state of Rio Grande do Sul . The GDP per capita of R$30,5 thousand overcomes in more than 50% the state average and in 70% the national one. The economic performance reflects in the quality of life. In the Human Development Index 2011, elaborated by the UN, Caxias do Sul was ranked on the 12th position in the country and 3rd position in the state. The city maintains its welcoming characteristic, since the early years the immigrants first came to this land. The urban รกrea , with more than 174 thousand homes, representing 95% of the total population, is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, vineyards, and beautiful old constructions. The city, divided along different and varied ethnic lines preserves the traditions that have builted this town. One of the symbols of this city is its typical Italian cuisine, which differs from others in taste, and flavor which are the results of the warming and welcoming people that live and work here preserving the traditions of its proud homeland. Welcome to CAXIAS DO SUL!


Convention centers

Convention centers

Caxias do Sul

PICTURES: BERNADETE CHIESA, LUIZ CHAVES, PAULO SCOLA/ PERSONAL ROYAL HOTEL, BANCO IMAGEM MERCOPAR E INTERFACE


Convention centers

pictures: Andre Susin, Luiz Chaves, IMAGING Mercopar

When it comes to conferences and special events, Caxias do Sul has an affordable variety of venues, and complimentary services to ensure that all of your needs will be met! If you are planning a meeting or conducting business, you’re joining good company. Caxias do Sul has been hosting meetings that shaped the nation and continue to mold its future. Whatever it is you are looking for, be sure to find it in Caxias do Sul Inaugurated in 1975, the “Mario Bernardino Ramos Exhibition Center”, named after one of the former mayors of the city, is the biggest place in Caxias do Sul to hold your event . The existing infrastructure has more than 30 thousand square meters of built area, ideal to hold technical exhibitions, such as MERCOPAR, PLASTECH BRASIL, FEBRAMEC, MÃOS DA TERRA and AUTOPARTS, all events of international reference. Every two years the park also hosts the FESTA DA UVA - THE GRAPE FESTIVAL, the second largest event at community level in Brazil. Less than five years ago, a modern Convention Center with nearly 12 thousand square meters of floorplace was inaugurated inside the Mario Bernadino Ramos Exhibition Park. This center which has two floors and an elevator/ escalator provides a place for exhibitions, conventions, seminars and events of all sizes. The total area for the park is almost 350 thousand square meters. Provided with two big parking lots, one of them with capacity for 3,5 thousand vehicles and the other with a wide space for 200 buses. A covered area is also provided to shows, musicals and other types of countryside events, such as rodeos and others. There are two big restaurants, monuments,and the replica of Caxias do Sul resembling 20 houses from the year of 1875. And the biggest attraction is the the monument for JESUS OF THE THIRD MILLENIUM (Monumento Jesus TERCEIRO MILENIO), from where you can have a privileged view of the city. Below the monument, tourists and visitors can visit a museum with sacred pieces. Apart from the Mario Bernardino Ramos Exhibition Center, or Parque da Festa da Uva, Caxias do Sul offers a great deal of alternatives to make your event happen. Most of the hotels own Convention Centers, as well as the University and Colleges and the units of SESC and SESI , can offer good theaters and auditoriums. Still, we are ready to provide exclusive venues, either in the urban área or countryside, where the trade mark is the immigrant habits and cuisine. We have venues with different sizes, with capacity to 900 people, well prepared to ensure your event will be a success!


Hotels

Hotels

Caxias do Sul

PICTURES: BRUNO RIBEIRO/ BERGSON EXECUTIVE FLAT, PAULO SCOLA/ PERSONAL ROYAL HOTEL, BANCO IMAGEM: INTERCITY PREMIUM CAXIAS DO SUL, SAMUARA HOTEL E SWAN TOWER


Hotels

pictures: FĂĄbio Nunes / Blue Tree Towers, gilmar gomes / ibis hotel e IMAGING Cosmos Hotel

The hotels in Caxias do Sul have been investing in qualifying and improving their services. The staff and the structure provide the best stay for every visitor who comes to our town looking for comfort and hospitality. There are 44 different hospitality establishments – hotels and also motels offering around 4 thousand beds distributed in almost 2 thousand residential units. Caxias do Sul hosts many of the international hotel chains built along the last decade as a result of the potential market emerging in our city. As for the motels, a strong characteristic is the family management and the high quality services. They can be seen as an alternative to executives and travelers who come to Caxias do Sul just to spend the night. In the countryside, the offering for accommodations is mainly in typical Italian and gaucho architecture guesthouses. With an occupancy rate from 60 to 65%, the hotels have been investing to improve the services, staff and architecture. Their main concerns are to enable their employees to receive our tourists in a welcoming place. They seek to offer the best options for leisure, free Internet access and they always try to remodel the hotel units according to the latest tendencies, aiming to improve the services offered to visitors and also to the local guests. Many of our hotels in Caxias do Sul have the infrastructure to host small and medium-size events – conventions, seminars, trade fairs, and different kinds of social activities. They are located near the city center, airport and bus station.


Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Caxias do Sul

PICTURES: JÚLIO SOARES, JÚLIO SOARES/ DIVINA COZINHA - DOLAIMES E PHOTO VIRTUAL/BLUE TREE TOWERS.


Gastronomy

Pictures: Júlio Soares / Roda Pizza Giordani e Júlio Soares / Divina Cozinha - Dolaimes

Famous for its gastronomy, Caxias do Sul owns more than 300 restaurants, bars, dinings, cafeterias, canteens with capacity to receive approximately 13 thousand people. Each one of them has its own characteristic and special seasonings to please even the most demanding tastes. The italian cuisine, based on chicken, polenta, pasta and radicci, is the top attraction in Caxias do Sul. Each restaurant serves different styles based on this typical dish, which is the association of abundance and special Italian flavoring. The traditional Gaucho food with its “all you can eat” style, consists of exotic types of beef. The pizzerias (all you can eat), offer more than 50 different combinations of choices, from salty to sweet flavours, even with ice cream on top. The famous snack bars transformed the typical cheese burger on a full meal. There are restaurants specialised in pasta and different kinds of meat, typically from Caxias do Sul, which have attracted international food restaurants, some of them specialised in asian food, and supermarket chains. The University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), has been training and qualifying professionals in its Gastronomy School, and thanks to it, our restaurants have commited professionals capable of offering a wide range of different types of dishes. The School of Gastronomy, is located in a neighbouring town, Flores da Cunha, and it has a partnership with the ICIF (Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners). This partnership is bringing new flavors and new technology to the local cuisine and it has become a competitive differential in our region.


Leisure, Culture and Shopping

Leisure, Culture, and shopping facilities

Caxias do Sul

PICTURES: GILMAR GOMES, MAURICIO CONCATTO, BANCO DE IMAGEM: FESUPPO E TEATRO MURIALDO.


Leisure, culture, and shopping facilities

PICTURES: Gilmar Gomes, Guilherme Jordani/Boteco 13 e IMAGING Fesuppo.

The cultural diversity is one of the trade marks of Caxias do Sul, which is listed among the 10 Brazilian cities in the Indice de Gestao Municipal em Cultura. The nightlife in Caxias has many different and attractive options to tourists and visitors: bars, night clubs, pubs, concert halls with live and electronic music. The variety of musical genres, exotic food and drinks, make it easier for the public to choose the best place to go. More than 70 establishments located in different spots in the city. The Estaçao Férrea venue is the main space for bars, clubs, shows and drink pubs, because it is located in a former railway station from the 10’s (1910), surrounded by historic buildings and a beautiful landscape. It is the venue for a blues festival every year, attracting international and Brazilian musicians. In 2011, the 4th edition of this festival was part of the citie’s events calendar. Theme bars with wonderful cocktails, sound and lighting systems and a stage ideal for performing artists and dancers, is the new sensation in town. The pleasant environment, decoration and also the English, German or Brazilian cuisine fascinate the visitors. The cultural diversity is one of the trade marks of Caxias do Sul, which is listed among the 10 Brazilian cities in the Municipal Management Index in Culture (Indice de Gestao Municipal em Cultura). Besides public spaces with theaters, auditoriums, exposition rooms and a cinema our city has plenty of other options. In Caxias do Sul you can choose among the 12 rooms for cinema in the shopping centers. Also, in the University of Caxias do Sul(UCS), São Carlos High School and Murialdo High School, and SESC you can find theaters and rooms for festivals and shows. Offering a wide range of shopping options, from arts and crafts to the most exquisite jewelry or electrical appliances, Caxias do Sul trading commerce varies from street vendors and family business stores to beautiful shopping centers , five of them now – two of them specialized in selling directly to the final consumer. In addition, commercial buildings, department stores, many different kinds of commercial establishments all around the city. The big supermarket chains were attracted by the greatest economy and power of purchasing our city reflects. The wholesale industry comprises more than 11 thousand establishments, responsible for the monthly figure of R$225mi and it employs more than 27 thousand people.


Proposal / Contact

Proposal / contact "CAXIAS DO SUL CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU is a non-profit association, formed from the union of 14 entities representing private and public initiative in Caxias do Sul. Together with the Sindicato de HotÊis, Restaurantes, Bares e Similares(The Union of Restaurants, Bars and similars), it is located in a building with a structure that offers information and support to those who seek to come to Caxias do Sul and hold an event. The entity supports at no charge all the companies interested in holding events of any size, offering a range of information about the structure and services in town. It also covers all the aspects related to the promotion and circulation of those events, by entering the client’s data on its website and by spreading that information to the public entities, to the Convention members, as well as to the tourist trade." 54-3027.6436 caxiaseventos@caxiaseventos.org.br www.caxiaseventos.org.br.

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PICTURES: CLAITON STUMPF, IMAGING: AUTOPARTS AND MAOS DA TERRA INTERNATIONAL CULTURE AND ART AND CRAFTS FAIR TRADE.

Autoparts: 15 thousand visitors

Feira MĂŁos da Terra: 14 thousand visitors

Intercom: 4 thousand visitors

Despite of being hard working and to be considered an entrepreneurial hub, we like to be warm and cozy with the tourists that come to us for either leisure or business purposes. Since the early years, our community has understood and assimilated the importance of creating a warming environment to attract tourists. A solid tourist chain which is in constant evolution, is one of the best in our state to meet the demand of those seeking for infrastructure to plan and realize an event with us. With the solid mission of spreading the word about our city’s potential and work together with the promoters, CAXIAS DO SUL CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU has the qualified infrastructure in terms of staff and space to sustain the demands for the sector. Our Bureau has already attracted innumerable kinds of events. Contact the CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU and choose CAXIAS DO SUL, whenever you have to choose the right city to hold your event. Welcome to our city! Contact us: Phone number: 55 54-3027.6436 E-mail: caxiaseventos@caxiaseventos.org.br Website: www.caxiaseventos.org.br


Expediente Publicação Caxias do Sul Convention & Visitors Bureau Presidente Valmor Benjamin Peccini Vice-presidente Denilson Althmann Conselheiros Lisete Alberici Oselame Miler de Souza Bairros Jacson Antônio Papi Executiva Greicy Casonatto Organização e Arte final Fesuppo Editora LTDA Textos Roberto Hunoff English Version Silvia Gubert - Personal English Teacher/TradutoraIntérprete Apoio Secretaria Municipal Turismo Caxias do Sul Impresso em Abril 2012


If you want to know in detail what Caxias do Sul, the metropolis of Serra Gaucha region can provide in terms of events, we guarantee to find the best available resources for your upcoming trade Shows, meetings, and corporate events. We have a technical infrastructure, qualified staff and information at your disposal to fully meet all your needs. Contact us at Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Rua são José, 1814, Madureira • CEP 95020-270 • Caxias do Sul- RS 55. (54) 3027-6436 | (54) 9973-6604 • caxiaseventos@caxiaseventos.org.br www.caxiaseventos.org.br

PICTURES: ANDRE SUSIN, BERNADETE CHIESA/MURIALDO, BRUNO RIBEIRO/ BERGSON EXECUTIVE FLAT, FÁBIO NUNES / BLUE TREE TOWERS,GILMAR GOMES, JÚLIO SOARES, LUIZ CHAVES, RICARDO BARP, PHOTO VIRTUAL / BLUE TREE TOWERS, PAULO SCOLA/ PERSONAL ROYAL HOTEL, BANCO IMAGEM: INTERCITY PREMIUM CAXIAS DO SUL, SAMUARA HOTEL, SWAN TOWER E SEMTUR (SECRETARIA MUNICIPAL DO TURISMO CAXIAS DO SUL)

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